Valentine’s Day is all about showing the people you love how much you mean to them. This can get quite pricey and potentially lead to resentful thoughts about the romantic holiday, however.
This year, enjoy Valentine’s Day on a budget.
For the lovers looking to enjoy a cheap, casual date on Feb. 14, we’ve come up with a few fun suggestions.
Dine on a budget
If you’re not big on fancy restaurants and just want to grab a quick bite to eat, here are two options:
Shake Shack at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is offering a buy one milkshake, get one free special for the romantic holiday.
If You Go: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Feb. 14. Shake Shack, 3035 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Cost: varies. Shakeshack.com. 470-809-9201.
Waffle House is joining in on the fun, too. Select locations are offering a candlelight dinner, featuring specials based on the traditional Waffle House menu. Most locations start taking reservations around 5 p.m., according to a Waffle House spokesperson.
If You Go: times vary. Feb. 14. Various locations (see here). Cost: varies.WafleHouse.com.
Dinner and a movie
A few Krog Street Market vendors are offering Valentine’s Day-themed menus and specials that are perfect for a casual date night. Enjoy some chocolate from Xocolatl or, for $27 per person, you can pair four beers with four Girl Scout cookies at Hop City.
Patrons can enjoy their drinks and food while watching “When Harry Met Sally.” The movie will screen at 7 p.m.
Before you head to Krog Street Market check out our list of things to do there besides eating and our list of what some of the vendors have to offer.
If You Go: 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St., Atlanta. Cost: varies.KrogStreetMarket.com.
A free trip to the museum
Admission to the High Museum of Art is free between noon and 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Since Valentine’s Day falls on the second Sunday of February this year, you and your date can enjoy some art and featured programming at no cost to either of you.
If You Go: noon – 5 p.m. Feb. 14. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Cost: free. High.org. 404-733-4444.